CCEP launches the Awards of Excellence, championing local businesses in Australia

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We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our Awards of Excellence program, highlighting the outstanding performance and achievements of small businesses across Australia.  

Each month, CCEP will recognise and reward five small business customers who demonstrate outstanding performance and dedication to excellence within their total business operations, including engagement within their local community through local charity support, community groups or implementation of sustainable initiatives.  

Felicity Needham, VP Sales, Away From Home for CCEP Australia is passionate about local businesses and is looking forward to announcing monthly winners.  

Small business makes up about 97.3% of all businesses in Australia, and these businesses make a significant impact on their local communities. Not only are these businesses delivering delicious meals and friendly service to their local community, but they’re going above and beyond. Whether it be supporting their local sporting clubs, schools, or new recycling programs – these businesses truly care about the communities they serve.” 

Our Awards of Excellence program is our way of recognising and celebrating local favourites, family-run businesses, and neighbourhood gems across Australia. We’re so proud to be out and about, meeting the wonderful hearts and minds behind such successful businesses. Our hospitality industry in Australia is so diverse and has so much to offer – we look forward to fully embracing this culture with more winner announcements.”  

CCEP is excited to announce our first winners in the category for Best Local Pizza store.  

Read more about the best local pizza stores serving up mouth-watering pizza while finding time to focus on community-led initiatives. 


  • Mimo’s Pizza (QLD) – A true example of being community minded, Mimo’s Pizza in Torquay is a major sponsor of the Dunga Derby, a 5-day car rally that raises funds to support families with life-limiting medical conditions. Mimo’s Pizza also donates their left-over cardboard to local performance arts group, Flame Studios in Hervey Bay. The studio uses the cardboard to build sets for their upcoming performances. Mimo’s regularly supports local raffles and fundraisers and is a sponsor of The Hervey Bay Ladies Club
  • Panchos Pizza and Pasta (SA) – For 20 years, Panchos Pizza and Pasta has been servicing residents of Clare in Adelaide.  In addition to sponsoring their local sport teams and the local Christmas pageant every year, Panchos are involved in the Clare Valley Recycling Program. They collect their bottles, receive a refund, and use the money to treat junior staff members with special occasions as a ‘thank you’ for all the work they do.   


  • Newlands Pizza and Pasta (VIC) – Located in Coburg North, this pizza store donates proceeds to assist under privileged individuals in Bruma and contribute to the humanitarian organisation, “I am Human – Revive Humanity.”   

  • Rusty’s Pizza and Kebabs (NSW) – Rusty’s have a passion for sport and are proud sponsors of local sports teams including the Macksville Football Club, Macksville Soccer Club, Macksville Swimming Club, and the Nambucca Valley Football Club.  


  • Perfect Pizza Halls Head (WA) – Servicing their local community since 2012, Perfect Pizza Halls Head currently employ 25 local staff. They are proud sponsors of Halls Head Cricket Club and have worked with local schools holding raffles and providing food vouchers to students.  


Each month, we’ll announce five winners, one each from across the following groups:  

  • New South Wales (NSW) & Australian Capital Territory (ACT);  
  • Victoria (VIC) & Tasmania (TAS);  
  • South Australia (SA) & Northern Territory (NT);  
  • Western Australia (WA); and  
  • Queensland (QLD).  

All Local Trade Small Businesses, excluding franchisees, are eligible for the CCEP Award of Excellence.